Alessandra founded the Manchester Print Fair in 2011 after attending zine fairs around the UK as a graduate of Manchester School of Art.
In 2016 she launched FORECAST to house an expanding events portfolio including the Pop-Up Print Shop, Design Derby and most recently the print fair's southern sister, the Oxford Print Fair.
She has over 10 years experience in design including work for MIF, IABF, the Booth Centre, Manchester City Council and Fabian Women's Network. In 2018 she joined the in-house team at Beaumont Organic as Creative Marketing and Studio Assistant.
The fair could not operate without our friends, family and close collaborators.
Here are just a few of them:
• We Are Invite
George and Matt have been capturing our event perfectly through film for many years. You can watch them here.
• Ste Beed
Ste has photographed the fair since our first event and regularly produces motion graphics for us.
• Crooked Cartoon
A bespoke one-man screen printing studio working with specialist paper and quality garments. Alex produces expertly printed items for us from screen-printed posters, to bags and staff uniform.
All the fabulous banners at our events are sponsored by a great local firm run by our friend Chris. Get in touch for all your signage, POS & vinyl needs!
• Tim Pennells
Tim is one of the founding members of Oxford Print Fair along with Alessandra. He is a Creative Designer at Zest Digital.
We are currently hosted at:
• Manchester Cathedral (May 2019)
• Manchester Central Library (November)
We have worked with some of the best venues in the city:
• Beat Street
• Fred Aldous
• National Football Museum
• Night and Day Café
• Upper Campfield Market Hall
• The Whitworth art gallery